Home' Grower : April 2012 Contents The South Australian Grower -- April 2012
Healthy life ensures
sweet fruits of labour
EVERYONE from cherr y
growers to local greengrocers
under went a free Royal
Flying Doctor Ser vice 'Pit Stop'
health check at the Adelaide
Produce Market recently.
"The physical pressure of work-
ing long hours in the markets
every morning can take its toll,"
Adelaide Produce Market
spokesperson Julian Carbone said.
"But this new initiative will
ensure our local growers, whole-
salers and retailers think about
their health and take better care of
AFL footballer Brett Ebert,
Master Chef 2010 finalist Callum
Hann and Sonny Pineapple from
the Crunch Bunch were special
guests at the event.
Studies show that men will take
their car for a ser vice more often
than they take themselves to the
doctor for a check-up, even when
they know something may be
wrong, according to RFDS cen-
tral operations health ser vices
program manager Mary-Jane
So the RFDS, Australian Chamber
of Fruit and Vegetables, and its
South Australian affiliate body
teamed with the Adelaide Produce
Market to offer a free health-check
to ensure that fresh produce grow-
ers, wholesalers and retailers are
looking after themselves.
Supported by GlaxoSmithKline,
the Pit Stop initiative highlights
the need for fresh produce work-
ers, especially men, to stay healthy
by eating well and keeping them-
The program aims to make a
health-check fun, quick and
rewarding. Tests include blood
pressure, flexibility and waist
GSK associate medical director
John Bower said they were happy
to support this initiative.
"It is clear Pit Stop is having a
very real impact on the way many
men think about their health," he
Callum Hann, MasterChef, John Bower, GlaxoSmithKline, Angelo Demasi,
Adelaide Produce Market, Gerry Kandelaars MLC representing the
Premier, Shane Schnitzler, President of the Australian Chamber of Fruit
and Vegetable Industries Ltd., John Lynch, RFDS, and footballer Brett
Alicia Cook and John Bower,
GlaxoSmithKline, with Sonny
Pineapple from the Crunch Bunch.
Greg James, Flavell's Fruit
Sales with Leah, Contax
Paul Roberts, Costa Farms
undergoes a health check.
Meaghan Morrell, Scalzi Produce,
with Sonny Pineapple from the
Footballer Brett Ebert discusses
his results with a Royal Flying
Doctor Service staff member.
Rick Schirripa, Adelaide
Mushrooms inside the drag car.
Kate and Adele,
Roc Puccini, Choice Fresh Produce, with his 2006 Pontiac GTO drag car.
Covino of Costa
Kate and Jordan,
Honner of the
from the Crunch
George Antonas, IG Fresh
Produce with Chad McInnes, Wild
Jess Allen, Royal Flying Doctor
Service with Claude Saba, Jammal
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